Holly Arnold Kinney

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Company Names: Fur Trade Press, LLC; The Fort Restaurant; Tesoro Cultural Center
Website: www.thefort.comwww.tesoroculturalcenter.org
Email: kinneyholly1@gmail.com
Phone: 303-697-4771
Address: PO Box 569, Morrison CO 80465
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Joined CAL: September 2016

Agents:
Selling Representative : Derek Lawrence- Imprint Group
PR: Jordan Blakesley- JB PR,jordan@wearebpr.com, 303-658-0605
Advertising: Phil Dineen at Designo, phil@designo.com, 303-733-9800

Specialties: Cookbooks, young readers stories, mostly involving The Fort historical site

Skills & Media: Advertising/PR/Marketing campaigns, event planning and execution, broadcast voice, on camera appearances for both national and regional media, magazine articles, copy writing, etc.

Books:
Sissy Bear at The Fort(2016)
Shinin Times at The Fort..stories, recipes, and  celebrations at the landmark Colorado restaurant;(2010)
PBS TV series and companion cookbook from Sam Arnold’s Frying Pans West (aired 1967-1986) (published 2011)

Memberships:
Colorado Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier, Past President and founder
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Colorado Chapter
Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Colorado Restaurant Association (past Board member)  
Tesoro Cultural Center, Executive Director
Colorado Historical Society (past Board Member)

Awards/Honors:
Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award in the Mile High Leadership category- (August 2016); Appointed by Secretary Commerce John Bryson and President Obama to serve on the Secretary’s National Advisory Board for Tourism, to create the first federal strategy on increasing jobs through Tourism (2013-15); Governor’s Commission for the Sand Creek Massacre Remembrance (2015) ;Governor’s Commission to study American Indian symbols and mascots in high schools (2016). Ms. Kinney’s cookbook Shinin Times at The Fort received the finalist award in 2011 by the Colorado Council for Humanities Book Awards.

Bio:
Holly Arnold Kinney-Colorado author of a young reader’s book: Sissy Bear at The Fort, 2016. A charming and true story of the author’s pet bear who lived at the famous Colorado landmark,The Fort restaurant from 1963-1982. Original photographs and beautifully illustrated by Christine Wald. Hardback.

Ms. Kinney also wrote the award-winning cookbook: Shinin’ Times at The Fort  (2010),and re-published her father Sam Arnold’s 10 week PBS TV show on DVD’s  and companion cookbook Frying Pans West (2011). All three books are published by Fur Trade Press, LLC., Ms. Kinney’s publishing company.  Ms Kinney is also the proprietress of the Fort restaurant and Executive Director of the Tesoro Cultural Center.




Bill Sonn

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Email: wsonn@comcast.net
Phone: 303-815-0214
Address: 2025 South Cook St, Denver, CO 80210
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Joined CAL: September 2015

Pseudonyms:
William Sonn

Specialties: Both fiction and nonfiction. Non-fiction specialties include history, magazine journalism and report-length business insights

Skills & Media: Writing for and through many media (although not for broadcast), publication launches, editing, angle parking

Books:
Paradigms Lost: the life and deaths of the printed word (Scarecrow Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2006)

Periodicals:
Columbia Journalism Review
The Progressive
Boston Globe
Outside/Mariah
The Seybold Report
Chicago Magazine
Westword
Denver Magazine

Editor:
Healthcare Advertising Review
Print Daily
Straight Creek Journal
Twins Magazine
College Press Service

Online Credit:
Becker’s Hospital Review
What They Think

Memberships:
Colorado Healthcare Communicators
MicroMentor




Chuck Greaves

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Website: www.chuckgreaves.com
Email: chuck@chuckgreaves.com

Joined CAL: June 2015

Pseudonyms: C. Joseph Greaves

Agents:
David Black, the David Black Agency (New York)
Jon Cassir, Creative Artists Agency (Los Angeles)

Specialties: Crime fiction, mystery, historical, true-crime, literary

Books:
Hush Money (2012)
Hard Twisted (2012)
Green-Eyed Lady (2013)
The Last Heir (2014)
Tom & Lucky (2015)

Memberships:
MWA, RM-MWA, RMFW, SWW, ITW, SinC, SinC-LA

Awards/Honors:
Winner: Storyteller Award (SouthWest Writers)
Finalist: Shamus Award (P.I. Writers of America)
Audie Award (Audio Publishers Ass’n)
Rocky Award (Left Coast Crime)
Reviewers Choice Award (RT Book Reviews)
New Mexico-Arizona Book Award
Colorado Book Award
Oklahoma Book Award
Macavity Award
Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction




Jan Sumner

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Company Name: JaDan Publishing Co. LLC
Website: Jansumner.com
Email: jan@therealstrikezone.com
Phone: 303-300-2866
Address: 4460 E. Montana Place, Denver, CO 80222
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Joined CAL: June 2015

Specialties: baseball, baseball history, American history, westerns

Books:
Fat Pitch – My Six Seasons With the Colorado Rockies
Legacy of a Monarch – an American Journey
Seams
Eli Cooper – A Saga of the Old West
Veto
If You Come to a Bridge You’ve Gone to Far
Face to Face With Sports Legends
Independence, Mantle, and Miss Able

Other Credits:
Denver Post article – Colorado Classics by Irv Moss, posted 9/6/11 – Rockies’ Batting Practice Pitcher Jan Sumner served up fat pitches.

Awards:
Legacy of a Monarch was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame June 10, 2006




Thordis Niela Simonsen

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Company Name: astragreece inc.
Website: www.astragreece.com, thordissimonsen.blogspot.com
Email: info@astragreece.com
Phone: 303-321-5403
Address: PO Box 460681, Denver CO 80246
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Joined CAL: November, 2014

Specialties: Creative nonfiction, oral history

Skills & Media: readings, one-woman multimedia performances, writing and other workshops, independent small-group travel guide in Greece

Books:
Dances in Two Worlds: A Writer-Artist’s Backstory
Dancing Girl: Themes and Improvisations in a Greek Village Setting
You May Plow Here: The Narrative of Sara Brooks

Periodicals:
“Flower Cloth of the Hmong”
Southern Exposure, excerpts from You May Plow Here

Memberships:
Denver Woman’s Press Club

Awards/Honors:
Winner, 2012 Colorado Book Award for creative nonfiction (Dances in Two Worlds)
Award, John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund grant for completion of Dances in Two Worlds
Award, The Ella Lyman Cabot Trust grant supporting Dancing Girl




Courtney Miller


Website: www.CourtneyMillerAuthor.com
Email: CourtneyMillerAuthor@gmail.com
Phone: 303-877-4184
Address: PO Box 91, Westcliffe, CO 81252
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Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties: Native American art, archaeology, astronomy, history, culture, historical fiction, mysteries

Skills & Media: magazine and e-zine articles, historical fiction, lectures, musical compositions, videos

Books:
Ludwig’s Fugue, A White Feather Mystery
The First Raven Mocker, Book 1: The Cherokee Chronicles
The Raven Mocker’s Legacy, Book 2: The Cherokee Chronicles

Periodicals:
Native American Antiquity
Inside Peru
Ezine

Memberships:
AuthorU
Pikes Peak Writers
Western Writers of America
Optimists International
Rotary

Awards/Honors:
Book Excellence Award 2016 Finalist in Fiction
Draft to Dream Book Competition 2016 Winner in Fiction
Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 Finalist in Historical Fiction
International Book Awards 2014 Finalist in Historical Fiction
National Indie Excellence Book Awards 2014 Finalist in Historical Fiction
Draft to Dream Book Competition 2015 Finalist in Young Adult Fiction




Don Cygan

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Website: www.nosilentnight.com
Email: cygpark@msn.com
Phone: 303-840-7015
Address: 8360 E. Lakeview Dr., Parker, CO 80134
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Joined CAL: March, 2014

Agents:
Doug Grad Literary Agency, Inc.

Specialties: History, Military History

Books:
No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne (with Leo Barron)

Periodicals:
WWII History magazine
The Denver Business Journal

Memberships:
Society of Professional Journalists
Society for Military History
Company of Military Historians

Awards/Honors:
Third Place, Arizona Authors Association, History Book Category




Sandra J. Welchel

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Website: www.sandywhelchel.com
E-mail: authorsandy@hotmail.com
Phone: 303-656-7235
Address: 11844 County Road 1, Parker, CO 80138

Joined CAL: 2008-07-15

Specialties: Thrillers, History, Childrens & Young Adult

Skills & Media:
Books

Books:
Hide and Seek (novel)
Check and Mate (novel)
The National Writers Association Guide for Beginning Writers(nonfiction)

Periodicals:
The Writer magazine
Memberships:
National Writers Associationfic




Sureva Towler

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Website: www.surevatowler.com
E-mail: surevatowler100@gmail
Phone: 785-766-5434
Address: PO Box 770768, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Joined CAL: 1997-08-01

Specialties: lifestyle humor, nonfiction, Northwest Colorado

Skills & Media:
essays, magazine features, brochures; speaker on writing local history

Books:
History of Northwest Colorado
The Boys at the Bar, Johnson Books (2006)
The Story of Routt County’s Women (1999)
Faster Horses, Younger Women, Older Whiskey (1996)
The History of Skiing at Steamboat Springs (1987)
The Historical Guide to Routt County (1977)

Children’s Activity Books
The Town Between Two Mountains: Steamboat Springs (1999)
From Snowflake to Sirloin Steak: The Story of Water in Steamboat Springs (1998)

Cookbooks
The Cream of Tartar Story, for the American Tartaric Products Association (1996)

Community resource directories
For Meeker, Steamboat Springs, the Yampa River and White River Valleys

Periodicals:
Modern Maturity
Planning
Steamboat Springs
Topeka and Key West magazines

Online Credit:
The Denver Post
WAZEE

Awards/Honors:
Modern Maturity Hometown USA Photo Contest, honorable mention (1997)
National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Humor, honorable mention (2005)
Denver Press/Newspaper Guild, Commentary/Analysis, third place (2005)
Colorado Authors’ League/Essay of the Year (2005 and 2003); Adult Nonfiction (2007 and 1997)
Coleman Centennial Story Contest, grand prize (2002)
Writer’s Digest/Personal Essay: (2001 and 2000)
Steamboat Ski Corp Hazie Award (1981)
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Grand Marshal (1977)




Jacqueline Tobin

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E-mail: wmstories@aol.com
Phone: 303-722-7247
Address: 2000 S. Logan, Denver, CO 80210

Joined CAL: 1998-08-01

Specialties: Nonfiction, African American history

Books:
The Tao of Women
Hidden in Plain View: A Secret STory of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
From Midnight to Dawn: the Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad